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Terlato Wines Recruits Karl Waldschmidt Director of Operations & Logistics


LAKE BLUFF, IL (November 12, 2021) – Established in 1947, fourth generation family-owned and operated Terlato Wines today announced the appointment of Karl Waldschmidt as Director of Operations & Logistics. 

Matthew Ligay, Commercial Vice President – Pricing and Analytics for Terlato Wines International said, “Given all that is going on in today’s extremely challenging global supply chain, there has never been a more critical time to have the right person running your logistics and customer services. Karl’s impressive experience and tenure in logistics and transportation will be invaluable as we enter the next phase of supply chain concerns.  Kyle’s fact-based leadership style will help guide us through these turbulent times and give us an incredible competitive advantage as we continue to grow and expand our business.”

With 18 years of Global Transportation experience, Waldschmidt has tremendous relationships throughout the entire supply chain system and is a subject matter expert in SAP Procure to Pay, 3rd Party Negotiation Contracts and Customs Compliance.

Prior to joining Terlato, Waldschmidt spent the last 17 years with Walgreens in a series of progressive management roles including Senior Manager of Global Transportation and Manager of Import Operations & Administration.  Waldschmidt has a Bachelor of Business, Supply Chain Management and a Minor in Agricultural Economics from Western Illinois University and honed his discipline and leadership skills during his during his six years of service as a Specialist with the Illinois Army National Guard.

Raised in a rural town, Waldschmidt worked in agriculture prior to college. “I always knew I would eventually get back into an agriculture-based business. Terlato has such an incredible portfolio of brands so I felt that if I was going to make a career change, this really was the place to go. I’m really looking forward to taking all of the experience I’ve gained from working at a large, multinational corporation and make a positive impact on this family run business,” said Waldschmidt.

About Terlato Wines

Owned and operated by the Terlato family for four generations, Terlato Wine Group is comprised of several businesses specializing in the marketing and production of exceptional wines & spirits. Their global portfolio includes more than 85 fine wine and artisanal spirit brands from world-class producers in more than a dozen countries and is the leading fine wine & spirits marketer in the U.S.   For more information, please visit www.terlatowines.com.

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